Cultivating a Vibrant Church Community: 5 Practical Ways to Increase Volunteer Engagement in Your Ministry

In the dynamic landscape of church ministries, the heartbeat of success lies in the engagement of dedicated volunteers. These unsung heroes contribute their time, skills, and passion to the collective mission of the church. However, sustaining and boosting volunteer engagement can be a challenging endeavor. Consider implementing these five practical strategies to foster a thriving […]

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Faithful Biblical preaching is one of the greatest gifts of the risen Christ to his Church but what does it look like? This July I reach my twentieth year of ordained ministry and look forward, God willing, to the next twenty years. But what are the marks of compelling preaching able to reach the next […]

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The word used for church in the New Testament is the Greek word ‘ekklesia’ which means  gathering, or meeting. In the first century the church gathered as house churches meeting in  believers’ homes (see for example, Lydia’s House in Acts 16:40; an upper room in Acts 20:8;  Priscilla and Aquila’s house in Romans 16:3-5; Nympha’s […]

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